Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sketches from Trip to Koyasan, Osaka and Nara

Okunoin Sketch
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Okunoin is Japan's largest cemetery. We have been there with friends about three or four times. It is one of Pyar's favorite places to take photos. I like to draw while walking. I first attempted this on the bus ride to Osaka in the last few months. I get car sick when I look anywhere else but the road ahead, so I started to draw in a kind of modified blind contour style. I liked the outcome, so I have been trying it in other ways. Here, I walked and drew so the scenery continued to change, just like on the bus, but I could stop when I found something interesting. Don't worry Mom, I walk very slow.

Okunoin Sketch II
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same method as above

Sketch at Osaka Station
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The trains come every few moments, so I had an automatic time limit to get the essence of the drawing and not fuss with details. It was fun.

Sketch at Osaka Station II
Salary Man
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Sketch at Osaka Station III
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This student had three large bags she had to carry. I was interested in how the straps draped her arms as she held two of the bags on her hip.

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